Dermaplaning

It’s a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure.


So what is it?

Dermaplaning is a quick, noninvasive, painless procedure in which surface dead skin cells are manually scraped away and fine facial hair is removed. As one of the most effective facial exfoliation treatments, dermaplaning stimulates radiant, healthy skin and leaves the skin smooth and soft. This requires the use of a sterile, edge to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the outer most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).

Regular treatments of dermaplaning have been known to:

  • Increases absorption of products
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
  • Effectively prepares the skin for chemical peels and lasers
  • Creates Healthier, more radiant appearance

FAQ


No. There are two types of hair. Fine facial hair or “peach fuzz” is called vellous hair and is the light colored translucent hair that grows on a woman’s face, chest, or back. The other type of hair is called terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, brows, and the lower face of men.

Hairs are always one or the other and they are not damaged or altered by the process of cutting or removal. So after dermaplaning, vellous hair grows back with its same characteristics.

Dermaplaning is an extremely safe, non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation. There is no more risk than when a man shaves his face. Although unlikely, there is a chance of a small scrape or nick in the skin.
Dermaplaning is safe and effective for all skin types and colors and provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion. It is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins.

Dermaplaning cannot be performed in individuals who are using Accutane or blood thinners or who have active shingles, hemophilia, or weak delicate skin.

A chemical peel done immediately after dermaplaning is an excellent way to make sure that the peel penetrates deeper and more evenly. They go great together and we recommend the combination for optimal results.
If you suffer from acne or over production of oil, we do not recommend dermaplaning. For acne prone skin, we recommend microdermabrasion or chemical peels, which are other forms of exfoliation and will clear and balance the skin to control sebaceous activity and decrease the formation of acne lesions.
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3-4 weeks.